Miners gearing up for protest demonstration

Miners in Ostrava are gearing up for a demonstration in support of job security and better pay. Over a thousand miners are expected to attend the protest gathering which starts at 3pm on Friday on one of the city’s main squares. Due to growing economic problems employers have been laying off staff, cutting wages and even planning to sell or close down mines such as OKK Koksovny and Dolny Paskov.